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Wipers work occaisionaly /the wiper switch on turn signal will

The wiper arms seem to be o.k./the switch on turn signal arm does not seem to be working right.they worked o.k. one minute then they will only function on the high setting.the motor is turning o.k./ the delay settings are not working at all.i took the cover off the wiper arms to inspect the arms and they are fine. is this a bad control switch issue? The washer sprayer is not working either.

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  • gdurett06 Dec 04, 2008

    i will have to relace this switch myself. is there anything i need to know that will make this job easy or am i in for trouble?

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HI You could have bad wiring in the speed adjuster or they could be rusty and stick, try getting to the mechanical arm that attaches to the motor, spray WD40 on the joints. 

You will know if there getting rusty if you turn on the wipers in the car and then tug on it a bit with you hand and it starts working once you jar it lose.

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The control switch needs to be checked out.or may be possibliy replaced.

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There is a relay for it in the fuse box but you can do this first turn on the wiper switch and use a circuit tester or a test light at the motor itsel and make sure you have power coming to it, take a small hhammer and tap on the motor and if it runs you have a motor that is binding so replace the wiper motor.

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Replace the wiper switch, this is almost always the issue with all late model GM from the 80's up, the fact that the switch has no delay is the key, there is no delay circuit in the motor.

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    yadayada Dec 04, 2008

    You will need to pull the steering wheel, take care in dis-arming the airbag, disconnect the battery 30 full min's before you start work, you will also have to remove the hush panel from the bottom of the dash under the steering wheel to get at the connector and route the new switch wiring down the inside of the column, if you have never done this before it can be a bit of a job, take your time.




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How do you replace windshield wiper motor on a 1997 ford e250 van


REMOVAL
  1. Raise and support the hood.
  2. Remove the windshield wiper pivot arms.
  3. Remove the cowl top vent panels.

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  1. Disconnect the windshield wiper mounting arm and pivot shaft.
  1. Remove the access cover from the dash panel.
  2. Remove the mounting arm and pivot shaft retaining clip.
  3. Disconnect the windshield wiper mounting arm and pivot shaft from the windshield wiper motor.

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  1. Remove the windshield wiper motor.
  1. Disconnect the electrical connector.
  2. Remove the three bolts.
  3. Remove the windshield wiper motor.
INSTALLATION

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  1. Install the mounting arm and pivot shaft retaining clip on the windshield wiper mounting arm and pivot shaft.

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  1. Install the windshield wiper motor.
  1. Place the windshield wiper motor in the dash panel.
  2. Install the three retaining bolts.
  3. Reconnect the electrical connector.

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  1. Reconnect the windshield wiper mounting arm and pivot shaft.
  1. Press on the windshield wiper mounting arm and pivot shaft after it is aligned with the windshield wiper motor.
  2. Install the access cover in the dash panel.
  1. Install the cowl top vent panels.
  2. Install the windshield wiper pivot arms.
  3. Adjust the windshield wiper pivot arms.
This is technically for the V6 4.2L but I'm sure those Ford E250's have the same setup for windshield wiper motor. Let me know how it goes.

Nov 17, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

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Engine schematics 2002 pontiac montana


Hi there:
Isnt a diagram but If you have removed the motor, here is the motor installation procedure....

INSTALLATION PROCEDURE

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Align the wiper motor to the wiper drive system module. NOTE: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.
Install the wiper drive system module to wiper motor screws. Tighten Tighten the wiper drive system module to wiper motor screws to 7 N.m (62 lb in) .
Connect the electrical connector to the wiper motor.
Install the crank arm on the wiper motor.


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Rotate the washer solvent container into the installation position.
Install the washer solvent container screws. Tighten Tighten the washer solvent container screws to 6 N.m (53 lb in) .
Inspect the wipers for proper operation.


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Also, here is the crank arm procedure...

REMOVAL PROCEDURE

Remove the wiper system module cover.
Remove the drive link from the wiper motor crank arm.

2.1. Loosen the drive link screws.
2.2. Remove the drive link from the wiper motor crank arm.

Remove the wiper motor crank arm cover and seal.
Remove the wiper motor crank arm from the wiper motor.

4.1. Loosen the wiper motor crank arm screw.
4.2. Tap on the wiper motor crank arm screw with a soft-faced mallet while holding up on the wiper motor crank arm until the wiper motor crank arm loosens from the wiper motor.
4.3. Remove the wiper motor crank arm screw and the wiper motor crank arm from the wiper motor.

INSTALLATION PROCEDURE


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Install the wiper motor crank arm onto the wiper motor.

1.1. Turn the ignition switch to the ACCY position.
1.2. Set the wiper switch to PULSE position. The wiper motor should be operating.
1.3. Turn the ignition switch to OFF when the wiper motor is in the innerwipe position.

IMPORTANT: Do not rotate the wiper motor shaft during the installation of the wiper motor crank arm.

1.4. Install the wiper motor crank arm on the wiper motor while maintaining a 4-8 mm (0.157-0.315 in) gap between the V-grove in the wiper motor crank arm and the tab.

NOTE: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.

Install the wiper motor crank arm screw. Tighten Tighten the wiper motor crank arm screw to 16 N.m (12 lb ft) .
Install the wiper motor crank arm cover and seal.


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Check the gap between the wiper motor crank arm and tab. If the gap is not 4-8 mm (0.157-0.315 in) , remove the wiper motor crank arm and repeat installation steps.
Install the drive link onto the wiper motor crank arm.
Install the drive link screws. Tighten Tighten the drive link screws to 5 N.m (44 lb in) .
Install the wiper system module cover.
Inspect the wipers for proper operation.

Additional procedures: Wiper Motor Module Replacement.

TOOLS REQUIRED
J 39822 Wiper Arm Puller

REMOVAL PROCEDURE

Turn the ignition switch to the ACCY position.
Set wiper switch to the PULSE position.
Turn the ignition off when the wiper arms are in the innerwipe position and not moving.
Disconnect the washer hose from the washer nozzle.
Remove the cover from the wiper arm nut.
Remove the wiper arm nut from the wiper transmission drive shaft.
Using J 39822 remove the wiper arm from the wiper transmission.
Remove the wiper blade from the wiper arm.
Clean the knurls of the wiper transmission drive shaft with a wire brush.



Install the wiper blade onto the wiper arm.
Install the wiper arm onto the wiper transmission drive shaft. IMPORTANT: Hold the measuring device at 90 degrees (perpendicular) to the wiper blade tip.
Measure the distance from the wiper blade tip to the solid edge of the windshield blackout. Position the wiper arms at the following distances:

LH - 147 mm (5.79 in) above the glass blackout.
RH - 123 mm (4.84 in) below the glass blackout.

NOTE: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.



Install the wiper arm nut onto the wiper transmission drive shaft. Tighten Tighten the wiper arm nut to 48 N.m (35 lb ft) .
Install the cover on the wiper arm nut. IMPORTANT: Lubricate the washer hose with the windshield washer solvent to ease installation on the washer nozzle.
Install the washer hose on the washer nozzle.
Inspect the wipers for proper operation.



Remove the wiper arms from the vehicle.
Remove the air inlet grille panel.
Remove the wiper motor.
Remove the air inlet panel to wiper motor module screws.
Remove the wiper motor module from the vehicle.
Remove the insulators from the wiper motor module.

INSTALLATION PROCEDURE

Install the insulators onto the wiper motor module.
Align the wiper motor module to the air inlet panel. NOTE: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.
Install the air inlet panel to wiper motor module screws. Tighten Tighten the air inlet panel to wiper motor module screws to 10 N.m (89 lb in) .
Install the wiper motor.
Install the air inlet grille panel.
Install the wiper arms onto the vehicle.
Inspect the wipers for proper operation.

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Jun 23, 2012 | 2002 Pontiac Montana

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Wiper switch problem


Short in the arm. Change the wiper/turn signal lever.

Apr 27, 2012 | 2004 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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When i use my windsheid wipers it wont trun off? and how to adjust wiper not set right? thanks


try this steps to adjust your wiper.
1. Place the keys in the ignition, turn the keys to accessory mode (key-on/engine off), and make sure the wiper motor switch is in the off position. Turn the ignition switch to the off position and remove the keys. The wiper arms are now in their parked position, although may not be properly aligned.
2. Access the bottom of the compromised wiper blade arm. You may have to open the hood or remove the wiper arm cowling (refer to the owners manual for the removal of the cowling on your specific vehicle if required).
3. Locate the retaining nut at the bottom of the wiper arm assembly. Some models will have a protective plastic cap covering the nut. Other vehicles may have a hinged cover that is part of the wiper arm itself. Pry the cap off with a straight-edge screwdriver or unsnap the hinged cover by prying it up from the bottom of the wiper arm with the screwdriver to reveal the retaining nut.
4. Hold the wiper arm stable with one hand and remove the nut with the ratchet and a socket with the other.
5. wiggle the wiper arm gently with one hand while gently prying the base of the arm off the splinter wiper arm stud. The stud has a small spline that holds the wiper arm in the correct position unless otherwise compromised. The wiper arm will feel secured to the stud, but the combination of wiggling gently and prying with the screwdriver will work to remove the arm.
6. Place the arm back into the splined wiper arm stud by positioning it in the off position. some vehicles may have a wiper arms stop that the arm rests in the off position. If so, make sure that the wiper arm is resting against the wiper arm stop when replacing it on the stud.
7. Replace the retaining nut and tighten with the ratchet socket. repaet this procedure with the other wiper arm if desired.
8. use 2 sets of pliers to bend the wiper arm back into position if the wiper arm has been bent. Hold the wiper arm with one set of pliers to anchor it and use the other set to bend it so the wiper is perpendicular to the windshield. If the arm is bent too badly,replacing the wiper arm maybe a more viable option.
9. Inspect the wiper blades.check them for tears in the rubber blades, dry cracking or flimsiness.Replace the wiper blades if necessary.

Nov 09, 2010 | 1998 Chevrolet Corvette

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I'm looking for instructions on how to replace the window wiper motor and switch


Windshield Wiper Motor Removal & Installation To Remove:
Using the J 39232, remove the wiper transmission from the wiper motor crank arm. gmpc_wa_1.gif

  1. Remove the wiper arms
  2. Remove the air inlet grille panel.
  3. Disconnect the connectors from the wiper motor assembly.
  4. Remove the three screws and the wiper drive system module.
  5. Using GM special tool J 39232 or equivalent, separate the wiper motor crank arm from the wiper drive ball joint.
  6. Remove the wiper motor crank arm from the wiper motor.
    • Remove the rubber boot.
    • Loosen the mounting screw.
    • Tap on the screw with a plastic or leather faced hammer while supporting the wiper motor crank arm.
    • Tap the screw until the crank arm is loose.
    • Remove the screw and crank arm from the motor.
  7. Remove the three screws and separate the wiper motor from the module assembly.
To Install:
  1. Position the wiper motor on the wiper drive system module assembly. Install the three mounting screws. Tighten the screws to 62 in lb (7 Nm).
  2. Install the wiper motor crank arm on the wiper motor.
    • Connect the wiper motor electrical connector.
    • Turn the wiper switch to the accessory position.
    • Turn the wiper switch to the pulse position.
    • Turn the wiper switch off when the wiper motor is in the middle of the wipe cycle.
    • Disconnect the connector from the motor.
    • Maintain a gap of 0.157-0.314 in (4-8 mm) between the wiper motor crank arm and the bracket tab. If the gap is not 0.157-0.314 in (4-8 mm), remove the wiper motor crank arm and repeat installation.
    • Install the mounting screw. Tighten to 142 in lb (16 Nm).
    • Install the rubber boot.
  3. Position the wiper drive system module on the vehicle. Install the three mounting screws. Tighten the screws to 68 in lb (10 Nm).
  4. Using GM special tool J 39232 or equivalent, connect the wiper motor crank arm to the wiper drive ball joint.
  5. Connect the wiper motor assembly electrical connector.
  6. Install the air inlet grille panel.
  7. Install the wiper arms.
  8. Check the windshield wiper operation.
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Oct 28, 2010 | 1999 Buick Regal

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I need to adjust the wiper arm on a 1997 suburban, it hits the side of the window.


Wiper Arm & Blade (Front) Removal & Installation Wiper Blade To Remove:
  1. Turn ignition switch to ACCY position.
  2. Turn wiper switch to PULSE position and turn ignition OFF when wipers are stopped in the innerwipe position.
  3. Push the wiper blade clip button IN and remove wiper blade from wiper arm.
To Install:
  1. Insert wiper arm hook through opening in wiper blade.
  2. Place wiper blade pivot in the inside radius of wiper arm hook.
  3. Pull on wiper blade pivot into hook until it locks into place.
  4. Check wipers for proper operation.
Wiper Arm To Remove:
NOTE: Mark position of wiper blade on windshield to ensure proper position upon reassembly.
  1. Remove washer hose.
  2. Lift wiper arm from windshield and use a screwdriver to disengage retaining latch.
  3. Remove wiper arm from shaft.
To Install:
  1. Place wiper arm on shaft so that wiper arm aligns with marks placed on windshield.
  2. Press arm assembly on shaft and push retaining latch IN.
  3. Connect washer hose.
  4. Remove windshield markings and check wipers for proper operation.
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Oct 26, 2010 | Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Cars & Trucks

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The wiper motor on my 1983 Ford Ranger still works but the wipers no longer move. I think there is a failure of the mechanical linkage. Where do I go to find repair parts?


why do you think the motor still works if the wipers don't move? Can you hear the motor run or can you see a little movement when you turn the switch on?

What happens when you activate the washers?

go to a salvage yard that allows you to remove the parts yourself. Then you can see how the motor and linkage assembly comes out.


don't have 1983 info, but here is 1994:

Section 01-16A: Wiper and Washer System, Ranger/Explorer 1994 Ranger and Explorer Vehicles Workshop Manual
DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION Windshield Wiper System, Ranger/Explorer The windshield wipers are actuated by a permanent magnet, rotary-type electric windshield wiper motor (17504) . The two windshield wiper pivot arms (17526) and windshield wiper blades (17528) are mounted on a pivot shaft, one at each side of the windshield. The windshield wiper mounting arm and pivot shaft (17566) are connected to the motor by windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip (17531) . Ranger and Explorer vehicles are equipped with an interval wiper and washer (IWW) system featuring a lever-type turn signal and windshield wiper switch (13K359) mounted on the steering column. The IWW windshield wiper governor (17C476) uses a relay contact to control current to the windshield wiper motor . The governor electronic circuitry controls the contact to supply current to windshield wiper motor . A rear wiper/washer system is available on Explorer vehicles. The rear window wiper system consists of a windshield wiper motor mounted inside the liftgate (40010) , an articulating windshield wiper pivot arm and windshield wiper blade , a windshield wiper/washer switch (17A553) and an inline circuit breaker. The front electric windshield washer system consists of a control switch, integral with the turn signal, a windshield washer reservoir (17618) and windshield wiper motor and the necessary windshield washer hoses (17A605) , windshield washer nozzle jet and brackets (17603) and attaching parts.
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Pivot Shafts and Linkage Removal and Installation
NOTE: The left and right pivot and windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip assemblies are serviced separately.
  1. Perform Steps 1 through 9 of Windshield Wiper Motor Removal as described in this section.
  1. If servicing left windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip , remove left windshield wiper mounting arm and pivot shaft and windshield wiper blade assembly.
  1. Remove left windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip access cover.
  1. Remove left pivot nut, lower windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip and slide it out through left access opening. For installation, follow removal procedures in reverse order. Tighten nut to 10-13 Nm (7-10 ft-lb). Make sure the clip is fully seated in the windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip . Do not try to install clip with windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip on motor crank pin.
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Windshield Wiper Motor Windshield wiper motor are not serviceable. If worn or damaged, the windshield wiper motor must be replaced as an assembly. Removal
  1. Cycle windshield wiper blades until in straight-up position and turn ignition switch OFF.
  1. Disconnect battery and wiper motor electrical connector.
  1. Remove the right windshield wiper mounting arm and pivot shaft and windshield wiper blade .
  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable (14301).
  1. Remove the right pivot nut and allow the windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip to drop into the cowl top outer panel .
  1. Remove the linkage access cover, located on the right side of the dash panel near the windshield wiper motor.
  1. Reach through the access cover opening and unsnap the wiper motor clip.
  1. Push the clip away from the windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip until it clears the nib on the crack pin. Then, push the clip off the windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip.
  1. Remove the windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip from windshield wiper motor crank pin.
  1. Remove nut and ground strap.
  1. Remove three attaching nuts from windshield wiper motor. Remove the windshield wiper motor .
Installation
  1. Position the windshield wiper motor and install the three attaching screws. Tighten to 13.6-19.0 Nm (10-14 ft-lb).
  1. Install nut and ground strap.
  1. Connect wiper motor electrical connector.
  1. Install clip completely onto right windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip. Make sure the clip is fully seated. Do not put the windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip on the motor crank pin and then try to install the clip.
  1. Install the left windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip onto the wiper motor crank pin.
  1. Install the right windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip onto the wiper motor crank pin. Pull the windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip onto the crank pin until it snaps into place. The clip is properly installed if the nib is protruding through the center of the clip.
  1. Install the right windshield wiper mounting arm and pivot shaft and nut. Tighten the nut to 9.5-12.5 Nm (84-110 in-lb). NOTE: When the battery has been disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal drive symptoms may occur while the powertrain control module (PCM) (12A650) relearns its adaptive strategy. The vehicle may need to be driven 10 miles or more to relearn the strategy.
  1. Connect the battery ground cable and turn the ignition switch on. Turn turn signal and windshield wiper switch off so windshield wiper motor will park, then turn ignition switch off. Replace right windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip access cover.
  1. Install the windshield wiper mounting arm and pivot shaft and windshield wiper blade assemblies on the pivot shafts to dimension X. Dimension X is the distance between the centerline of the blade saddle and the top edge of the cowl top outer panel grille. The value of Dimension X for each vehicle is given in the Dimension X chart in the Specifications portion of this section.
  1. Test the system.
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Jan 04, 2010 | 1983 Ford Ranger

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Wipers stopped working, but can still hear the


Hey,
The earing that connects the wiper arm to the motor is ground down. You need to replace the wiper arms or the motor depending on which "gears" are ground down. The wiper motor is here:
http://www2.partstrain.com/store/?Ntt=Windshield&N=1684%2011369%204294965613

Wiper arm here:

http://www2.partstrain.com/store/?Ntt=wiper+arm&N=1684%2B11369%2B4294965613

Hope this helps!

Mike

Feb 20, 2009 | 1997 Nissan Maxima

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I changed the wiper motor out.  They worked without the blades on, but after installing the blades they tried to move down toward the hood.  I think the motor still works but it seems the shafts are just...


you may of fitted the blades when the wiper motor wasnt in park

ok remove wiper arms turn ignition on turn on wipers then turn of by wiper swicth not key motor will stop in park position fit wiper arms in positon try and your done

Jan 08, 2009 | 1997 Acura TL Series

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Wipers


It's probably going to be the switch arm itself.

The part is a bit pricey, but it does come with the wiring diagram to place the new one in there.

The switch is the whole thing, turn signal, wipers, etc, and the arm.

Dec 20, 2008 | 1999 Ford Crown Victoria

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